Restaurants

Zobler’s Delicatessen, London: restaurant review

July 3, 2017

Creating a New York-style Jewish deli in an old bank in London is a big ask, and Zobler’s pulls it off. But where’s the fat? Zobler’s Delicatessen, The Ned, 27 Poultry, London EC2R 8BP (020 3828 2000). Meal for two, including drinks: £25 to £50 Nungwi Village At Zobler’s Deli I got excited about a […]

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A wine romance: veal and vermouth in a traditional Turin watering hole

July 3, 2017

It may be a simple tavern, but Caffè-Vini Emilio Ranzini has a history of doing the basics well Nungwi Village In a backstreet behind Turin’s teeming Porta Palatina market, “Vini Ranzini”, as locals call this famous watering hole, was set up more than 50 years ago by Emilio Ranzini. His son Mario now runs the […]

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Havener’s Bar & Grill, Fowey, Cornwall: B&B review

July 3, 2017

Teething problems over, this south Cornwall restaurant with rooms now offers cosy stays and refined pub grub that rival its riverside setting for the feelgood factor Nungwi Village Things didn’t get off to a very good start at Havener’s Bar and Grill in Fowey when it opened last summer. It was the height of the […]

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The Isle of Wight … kids dig it

July 3, 2017

With buckets, spades, farm animals and dinosaur remains, a short break on the Isle of Wight is a predictable hit with kids, but there are unexpected delights for grown-ups, too ‘Dinosaur poo!” I screeched, sounding like an overexcited nature presenter. I was trying to enthuse my seven-year-old son, who had set his sights on finding […]

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Westerns Laundry, London: restaurant review

July 3, 2017

The food is excellent at this new Islington seafood house. But the silly fad for ‘natural’ wines will spoil your dinner Westerns Laundry, 34 Drayton Park, London N5 1PB (020 7700 3700). Meal for two without wine: £85; with wine £120 Recently, in support of a new US TV series, Gordon Ramsay gave an interview […]

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Higher Buck, Waddington, Lancashire: hotel review

July 3, 2017

This pub, in one of Lancashire’s prettiest villages, is up there with the finest dining in the lauded Ribble valley. The modish makeover is no match for the food, but the classy guest rooms are A stream runs alongside the main street in Waddington. Traffic is so light you can hear it gurgling as you […]

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The Cat’s Pyjamas, Leeds: restaurant review

July 3, 2017

Indian street food and craft beer is a great combo, and it could be coming to a high street near you soon The Cat’s Pyjamas, 9 Eastgate, Leeds LS2 7LY (0113 234 0454). Also in Headingley. Meal for two, including drinks and service: £60 When it comes to the vital business of dinner, we idealise […]

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Radici, London: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

July 3, 2017

Chef Francesco Mazzei has always been wildly brilliant, but he has never before been good value. Lucky us… Radici, 30 Almeida Street, London N1 1AD (020 7354 4777). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £40 to £120 There is one dish on the menu at Radici, a new Italian in London’s Islington, which sums […]

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Noble: restaurant review

July 3, 2017

There’s an art to not showing off, and when your food is this good, you don’t need to shout about it. Jay Rayner heads to Noble, just outside Belfast Noble, 27a Church Road, Holywood, County Down BT18 9BU (028 9042 5655). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £90 It’s one of those midsummer’s evenings […]

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Top 10 restaurants and tapas bars in Huelva, Spain

July 3, 2017

A byword for great produce, this small city in Andalucía with 200 restaurants is Spain’s gastronomy capital for 2017. Picking 10 of the best is no mean feat Xanty Elias is the city’s culinary A-lister. Having trained for two years at San Sebastián’s three-starred Arzak, he returned home and quickly gained Huelva’s sole Michelin star. […]

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